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E-Mail forwarding outside Argonne

First of all, I owe you an apology. I was under this mistaken impression this would be communicated out via other channels, but I was mistaken. So now I’m announcing something that’s already happened, and I’m sorry about that.

Effective today, rules were put in place on our Office365 services to prevent forwarding mail to non-Argonne addresses. This is primarily a part of enforcing the previously announced DOE-mandated multifactor authentication for e-mail. An extra benefit to the lab is that is allows proper enforcement of eDiscovery and legal hold policies.

As with MFA, this isn’t something we in CELS have any control over, nor can we override it. But it’s a good security and data stance for the lab and its employees. All of this is geared around data security and helping us avoid inadvertently getting ourselves into trouble by exposing data we shouldn’t.

If this new change breaks something you’re doing, let me know and we’ll see if we can find a way to accomplish what you need within the boundaries of what we’re allowed to do.


Written by Craig Stacey

March 11, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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